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    Counseling Bulletin May 7, 2021
    Posted on 05/07/2021

    SENIORS!  Graduation is coming up soon!  Please watch here for reminders. 


    The career for you is here! Join us for SPS’s Seattle’s High School Career Celebration, 10 am – 1 pm on May 19th to learn from companies and professionals. Register for the Zoom link today!


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    COLLEGE-RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    College Essay Writing Workshop, May 12 - 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Teams Link: Click here to join the meeting  Join Emily of My College Game Plan to learn how to write a great college essay!  In this one-hour workshop, Emily will guide you through exercises to generate a sure-thing personal narrative.  Students will exit the session with the makings of an authentic and compelling personal statement (a.k.a. THE college essay) and know how to evaluate their writing from a


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIESView the full list in Naviance

    The Career and Technical Scholarship is open for students enrolling in approved programs at any of Washington’s 34 community or technical colleges. Applications are being accepted for the 2021 fall CTS cycle! Our scholarship funds are flexible and can be used to cover tuition, fees and other costs of attendance such as housing, transportation, food and more. Visit the CTS applicants page on our website to learn more! (4/23)


    MORE OPPORTUNITIES 

    NEW!  Penguin Productions is offering two outdoor theater camps for youth this summer: The Tempest (ages 12-19) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ages 9-14). All Penguin programs are pay-what-you-will, and we welcome all experience levels. Camps are at Green Lake. More info on registration, COVID protocol, etc here!  (5/7)


    NEW!  Paid summer internships from the National Park Service. In My Backyard (IMBY) is a 5-week virtual experience tailored for high school-aged youth looking to better connect with themselves and our nation’s public lands and stories  Park staff will collaborate with youth to feature their work on the park’s website and social media. The program runs from June 28th to July 30th. 5 hours per week (25 total) and will be compensated Seattle’s minimum wage of $16.69/hr. Interested? Fill out this brief form. (5/7)


    NEW!  The Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) is hosting a Manufacturing Academy at Rainier Beach High School, July 6 - 30. The Academy will provide free hands-on training for careers in aerospace and advanced manufacturing, tour local companies, and opportunities to participate in paid internships. Participating youth will earn $400 for completing the program ($100 weekly stipend).  To apply, please contact Derek Jones at 206-697-3847 or djones@ajactraining.org. (5/7)


    NEW!  LAUNCH206 Summer Internships: Create global business solutions, network with professionals, earn $1000 cash and engage in authentic industry experiences. Students must have taken or be currently enrolled in a CTE class. Applications are due June 1st. Internship is July 6th – 30th. (5/7)


    NEW!  Youth Maritime Summer ProgramThe Goodwill Youth Maritime Program is a two year program which provides high school students with a smooth transition through high school toward a career in maritime. The program helps build strong soft skills and helps connect students with future career opportunities in the maritime industry. Summer session is July 7th - August 30th.  Students earn a stipend and 80 community service hours.  Questions? Email: leasia.johnson@seattlegoodwill.org Click here to apply.


    Skyhawks is looking for well-rounded individuals who have a passion for teaching youth about sports in a fun, safe, and interactive environment. Candidates need to have high-energy and also be responsible leaders focused on providing quality, safe camps, and classes. This is a great learning experience for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching, teaching, sport management or enjoy working with kids.  Get paid to play and teach sports!  Application for summer camp coaches, apply ASAP! » Info and Apply


    One World Now Global Language & Leadership Program. Learn Mandarin, Arabic, Russian or Korean in this after-school online language and culture program!  Watch this one minute video! Students will learn basic communicative writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills in classes taught using immersion methodology. Attend twice a week online to gain practices and perspectives of the Arabic, Russian, Korean- and Chinese-speaking world.  You will earn 1.0 world language credit too!  This year, there is also the option to study the global leadership program only (for .5 credit) or both a language and leadership. Total cost only $25 and full scholarships available! First come, first served...so don't wait.  Final deadline is June 6, 2021. » Info and Apply


    Young Executives of Color - UW Foster School of Business. YEOC is a nine-month college pipeline program hosted by the University of Washington Foster School of Business. The program currently serves 190 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from 75 schools in the state Washington. Students attend sessions on the UW campus one Saturday every month for college preparation, business lectures, professional development, and powerful mentorship. YEOC is a FREE nine-month program. The only cost to students is transportation to UW Seattle.  Deadline is May 31, 2021. » Info and Apply


    The UW Nursing Summer Symposium is a 1-week fully ONLINE summer program from July 12-16, 2021 that seeks to foster, affirm, and encourage high school sophomores and juniors to pursue a career in nursing at no cost to the student.  It is geared towards increasing access and opportunities in nursing to minority and low-income high school sophomores and juniors who are at least 16 years of age by the first day of camp. Students from all backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.  » Info and Apply


    Students Exploring Pharmacy (STEP) is a customized program designed to inspire Seattle-area high school students as they explore pharmacy as a career option. It will be held on Fridays (July 23, July 30, August 6 and August 13) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Students engage in hands-on activities that provide an introduction to pharmacy practice and perspective on the numerous ways a pharmacist contributes to improving people’s health—in ways that go far beyond dispensing medications.  World-renowned UW School of Pharmacy faculty experts lead these virtual classes. » Info and Apply


    Seattle Children's Hospital Nurse Camp. Every year we offer local high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in our Nurse Camp at Seattle Children’s. From July 13 - 17, 2020, students will gain insights into the world of pediatric nursing by participating in clinical observation sessions. Students will also work through interactive hands-on skills labs to learn and practice various nursing skills on models. In addition, student will have the opportunity to engage with an educational panel to ask questions and discuss nursing as a viable career path. » Info and Apply


    Thriving Elements is a non-profit mentoring program focused on helping underrepresented and underserved minority women interested in STEM. Launched in 2016, Thriving Elements provides a structured approach to mentorship for grades 9-12 with the goal of building lifelong mentoring relationships. Applications are due by May 9th.  Mentee Applications can be completed anytime on our website thrivingelements.org. (4/30)